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Palomar Archives (1935-01-01/1948-12-31)

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Alternative Titles: Palomar Construction, Palomar Archives 2 and Palomar Archives 3

Description: Part 1 includes footage of all aspects of the construction of the Palomar 200-inch Hale Telescope.

Part 2 includes footage of the 200" mirror, its grinding and cleaning. Follows the mirror through loading onto flatbed truck and transportation from Caltech to Palomar mountain.

Part 3 begins with views of the site, vignettes on the engineers and proceeds to detail the contruction of the dome. Footage of other structures' construction follows.

Part 4 focuses on the arrival of the 100-inch telescope mirror by train in Pasadena.

Source: 4 Reels of 4: Film: 16mm (print and camera reversal)

Collection: Palomar Observatory motion pictures collection

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Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP).

This movie is part of the collection: California Institute of Technology Archives

Audio/Visual: Silent, Black and White
Language: English
Keywords: californialightandsound; Palomar, Mount (Calif.); Reflecting Telescopes--Palomar, Mount (Calif.)--History; Reflecting telescope--design and construction
Contact Information: Caltech Archives, Mail Code 015A-74, Caltech, Pasadena, California 91125 Telephone: (626) 395-2704 Fax: (626) 395-4073 Email:

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